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Nutrigenomics and Proteomics in Health and Disease: Towards a sys...
by , Patrick Stover

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English

Pages

344

Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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<p>Now in a revised second edition, <i>Nutrigenomics and Proteomics in Health and Disease</i> brings together the very latest science based upon nutrigenomics and proteomics in food and health. Coverage includes many important nutraceuticals and their impact on gene interaction and health. Authored by an international team of multidisciplinary researchers, this book acquaints food and nutrition professionals with these new fields of nutrition research and conveys the state of the science to date.</p> <p>Thoroughly updated to reflect the most current developments in the field, the second edition includes six new chapters covering gut health and the personal microbiome; gut microbe-derived bioactive metabolites; proteomics and peptidomics in nutrition; gene selection for nutrigenomic studies; gene-nutrient network analysis, and nutrigenomics to nutritional systems biology. An additional five chapters have also been significantly remodelled. The new text includes a rethinking of in vitro and in vivo models with regard to their translatability into human phenotypes, and normative science methods and approaches have been complemented by more comprehensive systems biology-based investigations, deploying a multitude of omic platforms in an integrated fashion. Innovative tools and methods for statistical treatment and biological network analysis are also now included.</p>
Meat, Egg and Poultry Science & Technology
by Vikas Nanda

Language

English

Pages

298

Publication Date

December 18, 2013

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<p>The aim of this book is to provide important details of meat composition and its various categories, basics of animal cells and tissues, muscle structure, bio-chemical reactions in pre- and post-mortem muscles and their effect on meat properties, slaughtering of large animals and birds, technology of sausages, egg formation and its quality parameters and various thermal and non-thermal techniques of preserving meat and egg.<br />The book will be of value to teachers, undergraduate and postgraduate students studying Food Science and Technology, Food Engineering, Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Food Nutrition, and those who are preparing for GATE and other competitive examinations.</p>
Biological Control: Ecology and Applications
by , Nicholas J. Mills

Language

English

Pages

530

Publication Date

April 13, 2017

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Biological control is the suppression of populations of pests and weeds by living organisms. These organisms can provide important protection from invasive species and protect our environment by reducing the need for pesticides. However, they also pose possible environmental risks, so biological control interventions must be undertaken with great care. This book enhances our understanding of biological control interactions by combining theory and practical application. Using a combination of historical analyses, theoretical models and case studies, with explicit links to invasion biology, the authors cover biological control of insects, weeds, plant pathogens and vertebrate animals. The book reflects increasing recognition of risks over the past 20 years, and incorporates the latest technological advances and theoretical developments. It is ideal for researchers and students of biological control and invasion biology.
Anthropogenic Soils (Progress in Soil Science)
by Jeffrey Howard

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English

Pages

231

Publication Date

April 24, 2017

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This book is a state-of-the-art review of the physical, chemical and mineralogical properties of anthropogenic soils, their genesis morphology and classification, geocultural setting, and strategies for reclamation, revitalization, use and management.
Preparedness Gardening: Develop a Self-Reliant Gardening System (...
by Alex Allen

Language

English

Pages

41

Publication Date

March 08, 2017

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Pаrt of dеаlіng wіth an еmеrgеnсу ѕіtuаtіоn іѕ tо be prepared. The оld-fаѕhіоnеd victory garden іѕ a good ѕtаrt tоwаrdѕ рrераrіng fоr аn еmеrgеnсу. Thе victory garden іѕ frоm World War II Brіtіѕh gаrdеnіng, where аnуоnе wіth a small plot оf lаnd, еvеn a small frоnt уаrd, wоuld рlаnt fооd crops in іt, аnd raise thеm as a way tо dеаl wіth rationing. <br /><br />By having crops on hand, еvеn a fеw plants, fаmіlіеѕ wоuld be able to make rаtіоnѕ go furthеr. Aѕ a vісtоrу garden іѕ ѕіmрlе to рrераrе аnd rаіѕе, іt makes for a grеаt wау to ѕаvе on groceries now, аnd аn еmеrgеnсу ѕіtuаtіоn ѕhоuld іt арреаr. <br /><br />Thе most іmроrtаnt dесіѕіоn is which сrорѕ tо rаіѕе. Fоr mоѕt реорlе thіѕ wіll end uр bеіng non-grains, ѕuсh аѕ ѕԛuаѕh, tomatoes, аnd оthеr vіnеѕ аnd рlаntѕ. Grаіnѕ are dіѕԛuаlіfіеd simply bесаuѕе they rеԛuіrе a lоt space реr реrѕоn; as most vісtоrу gardens are ѕmаll, typically less thаn an асrе, there is ѕіmрlу nоt еnоugh ѕрасе tо rаіѕе enough grаіn fоr еvеn оnе реrѕоn. Vines саn be рlаntеd so thаt thеу tаkе оn one side оf the gаrdеn, fоrmіng a wаll, аnd рlаntѕ can bе рut іntо rows оr areas, making thеm vеrу efficient fоr a small ѕрасе. <br /><br />The gаrdеn іtѕеlf ѕhоuld bе еаѕу tо mаіntаіn once it іѕ ѕеt uр. Mоѕt оf thе plants аrе perennials, so they dо not nееd tо be rерlаntеd еасh year. Alѕо, fеrtіlіzеr іѕ easy еnоugh tо find; аѕh frоm fіrерlасеѕ mаkеѕ a vаluаblе fеrtіlіzеr, and any оrgаnіс rеmаіndеrѕ from mеаlѕ саn bе composted, along wіth уаrd waste. Stоrе-bоught fеrtіlіzеr саn аlwауѕ be bought аnd ѕtоrеd, аnd thе gаrdеn rеԛuіrеѕ very lіttlе соmраrеd tо аn асtuаl fаrm. Aѕ long аѕ thе gаrdеn іѕ wаtеrеd and hаѕ ѕоmе shade, іt will bе easy tо mаіntаіn. <br />
Microbial Food Safety: A Food Systems Approach
by , W. Nganje

Language

English

Pages

200

Publication Date

March 17, 2017

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This interdisciplinary textbook provides the reader with vital information and comprehensive coverage of foodborne microbial pathogens of potential risk to human consumers. It includes human pathogens and toxins originating from plants, fungi and animal products and considers their origin, risk, prevention and control. From the perspectives of microorganisms and humans, the authors incorporate concepts from the social and economic sciences as well as microbiology, providing synergies to learn about complex food systems as a whole, and each stage that can present an opportunity to reduce risk of microbial contamination. Microbial Food Safety: A Food Systems Approach explains concepts through a food supply network model to show the interactions between how humans move food through the global food system and the impacts on microorganisms and risk levels of microbial food safety. Written by authors renowned in the field and with extensive teaching experience, this book is essential reading for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students of food microbiology, food safety and food science, in addition to professionals working in these areas.
Seed Biology and Yield of Grain Crops, 2nd Edition
by D.B. Egli

Language

English

Pages

232

Publication Date

February 23, 2017

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This new edition of an established title examines the determination of grain crop yield from a unique perspective, by concentrating on the influence of the seed itself. As the food supply for an expanding world population is based on grain crops harvested for their seeds, understanding the process of seed growth and its regulation is crucial to our efforts to increase production and meet the needs of that population. Yield of grain crops is determined by their assimilatory processes such as photosynthesis and the biosynthetic processes in the seed, which are partly regulated within the seed itself. Substantially updated with new research and further developments of the practical applications of the concepts explored, this book is essential reading for those concerned with seed science and crop yield, including agronomists, crop physiologists, plant breeders, and extension workers. It is also a valuable source of information for lecturers and graduate students of agronomy and plant physiology.
Soil Remediation: Applications and New Technologies
by CRC Press

Language

English

Pages

174

Publication Date

January 07, 2016

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<P>Soil contamination represents a serious environmental problem and requires an immediate action plan to be prepared for typical and emergent contaminants. This book provides an overview of some remediation technologies, both traditional and emergent, as well as case studies based on the contribution from academia and service providers. Several soil and groundwater remediation technologies such as electrokinetic remediation, biological treatments (including phytoremediation), and chemical remediation are presented. Innovative technologies such as nanoremediation and the application of life cycle assessment as a decision tool for soil remediation technologies are also considered in this book. This book serves as a reference source for soil remediation as it includes applications, technologies, and valuable tools that can help in decision making during remediation actions. It can be used by students, researchers, service providers, and industry practitioners.</P>
Edible Seaweeds of the World
by Leonel Pereira

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English

Pages

463

Publication Date

January 08, 2016

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<P>Seaweed is used in many countries for very different purposes - directly as food, especially in sushi, as a source of phycocolloids, extraction of compounds with antiviral, antibacterial or antitumor activity and as biofertilizers. About four million tons of seaweed are harvested annually worldwide. Of the various species known, less than 20 account for 90% of the biomass exploited commercially. This book details 147 species of edible seaweed, including scientific name and respective common names, geographic location, nutritional composition, uses and is extensively illustrated.</P>
Enabling Agri-entrepreneurship and Innovation: Empirical Evidence...
by , T.S. Lee

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

February 14, 2017

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Agricultural entrepreneurs in conflict and post-conflict regions face special challenges; not just everyday personal risks, but also the difficulties of building small businesses when real or threatened violence can disrupt business growth cycles and economic security. Alongside establishing secure institutions, building a secure economy is rightly seen as the best way for conflict-torn regions to establish a peaceful future. But current agricultural entrepreneurship training and development starts from an assumption of peace, meaning that it is not always fit for purpose. The result is sub-optimal program design and inefficient use of resources. A product of a collaboration of experts in the fields of agri-business, agricultural marketing, and international development, this book gives officials and agencies developing entrepreneurship programs the practical real-life examples they need.

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